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Greetings friends and neighbors! Here is where you will find info about our upcoming house concerts. We are located in the town of Monroe/Alpine which is about halfway between Eugene and Corvallis. Most concerts start at 7:00PM with an optional potluck at 6:00PM. Sunday concerts are usually 3:00PM. We ask each attendee to contribute $15-$20. which all goes to the outstanding performers that we host.
We hope to host a concert once a month, but the days will vary as we ourselves are touring musicians. Our performer friends and colleagues are also on a tour schedule so sometimes we can only get them on a weekday. But every concert so far has been a full house and waiting list. We can seat about 55 people in our upstairs room. We have plans to turn our barn into a larger venue with a dance floor to host larger concerts, and music and art retreats. So, stay tuned! You can also join the newsletter at the top right of this page and you will get my quarterly newsletter which will also list the events. But if you’d like early notification about each house concert we host just send me an email requesting to be on the house concert list.
If you have questions or want to make a reservation for any of the upcoming shows, email me Lisa@LisaLynne.com Please state the date you wish to attend and how many seats to reserve. If its your first time here let me know and I will send all directions and parking info. We recommend you make your reservations early! See you real soon! Lisa & Aryeh
DEC 19 (Wednesday) Holiday Concert – 7PM showtime. 6PM Optional Potluck
Aryeh Frankfurter, Laura Zaerr and the magnificent voices and harps of Beatrice Rose and Gary Plouff. Be ready for heartwarming seasonal music from centuries past and familiar favorites as well. This one always sells out early so make your reservations soon. email Lisa@LisaLynne.com
JAN 15, (Tuesday) 2019 – 7:00PM – The Fire Scottish Band
The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki. Members of the trio have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, with Rebecca and David having additionally lived and studied in both Edinburgh and the highlands of Scotland. They will stop here as part of their new album “Radience” tour. www.firescottishband.com
Feb 22 – Lisa & Aryeh are playing at the Majestic Theater in Corvallis, so we are not hosting a show at our home this month as we are hoping you will come to see us there. Tickets
April 25 -Thursday – James Kline – Harp Guitar Extraordinaire
Classical guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter, innovator of the 19 string arch harp guitar, James Kline is an artist who constantly renews and reinvents himself. As a classical guitarist he studied in Spain under a full scholarship from the Spanish government. There he won a number of international awards, including the Ramirez Prize of Santiago de Compostella and the Tarrega Pize of Benicasim. He holds an ARCM diploma from The Royal College of Music of London and has performed throughout eastern and western Europe as well as the United States and Mexico. He has also gained recognition as a composer and was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in music composition from the Marin Arts Council of California.
As a singer-songwritter, James draws inspiration from a slightly more unusual life experience which includes years working as a commercial fisherman, working as a wilderness guide, extensive travel on four continents, and living among Mexicoï¿½s Tarahumara Indians. An interest in Renaissance and Baroque music led him to design his own version of the eleven string arch guitar, an instrument which combines the best qualities of the lute and the guitar. The urge to expand his horizons and dedicate more time to composing led James to co- found the neo Celtic group Bardou with whom he performs regularly. He has again reinvented his instrument to become the worldï¿½s only player of the 19 string arch harp guitar, a combination of lute, guitar, and Celtic harp.
A modern day troubadour, his performances reflect a wonderful diversity of life experience and musical intrigue and are often punctuated with story telling.
Our past concerts so far:
NOV 05 – 7:00PM (Monday) Maeve Gilchrist & Ken Murphy – (sold out) We are big fans of this extraordinary harpist from Scotland who is also our friend. She takes the harp to another level altogether. In this collaboration between two much sought after musicians and artistic directors, Maeve Gilchrist and Keith Murphy will bring their talents together in an unusually intimate and acoustic setting.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Maeve is a familiar voice to the New England folk scene as a virtuosic harpist and vocalist who seamlessly weaves together contemporary textures, harmonies and driving rhythms into her traditional Celtic harp playing. Keith Murphy is well known as a multi-instrumentalist of extraordinary ability and a beautiful singer with a rare collection of songs from both sides of the Atlantic. This is sure to be a rare gem of a concert combining two musicians whose love of their respective traditions shines through every note they play. http://www.maevegilchristmusic.com
Sept 26 – 7:00 PM – Na Rosai –
NA RÓSAÍ PERFORMS TRADITIONAL IRISH, APPALACHIAN, SCOTTISH, BRETON, AND OTHER CELTIC & FOLK MUSIC AND SONGS FEATURING FIDDLE, FLUTE, UILLEANN PIPES, BOUZOUKI, AND WHISTLES. THE BAND’S FOCUS HAS BEEN EXPLORING THE LINKS BETWEEN THE MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE CELTIC REGIONS AND NORTH AMERICA BY ARRANGING TUNES FROM THE TWO REGIONS WITH A TRADITIONAL SENSIBILITY. NA RÓSAÍ IS IRISH GAELIC FOR “THE ROSES” IN HONOR OF PORTLAND, THE CITY OF ROSES. Listen here http://www.narosai.com/music/
June 23 – 7 to 10PM Musical Campfire – You can come and go as you please during this exceptional music party. It will be wonderful musicians playing beautiful acoustic songs from the 60’s and 70’s. You can request any song you love and sing or play along from the lyric/chord books available. Even if you just want to be a listener, you are in for a real treat.
July 22 3PM The New World String Project – • Lisa Lynne • Aryeh Frankfurter • Stuart Mason & John Weed – You saw this quartet first when Stuart & John did a house concert at our home and we jumped in for a jam session. Now we are touring together and you can see our full show.
Extraordinary instruments and heartwarming music rooted in the Nordic, Celtic, and American folk traditions. Four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists have joined forces to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, and more. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit and warm your heart.
May 16 – 7:00PM Richard Mandel and Gary O’Conner – An evening of music with virtuoso Irish fiddler, Gerry O’Connor and Bay area guitar legend, Richard Mandel. O’Connor has played and recorded with such highly-regarded groups as Lá Lúgh, Skylark, Planxty, Bothy Band, Boys of the Lough and Chieftains.
March 21 – 7:00PM Windborne – Vocal virtuosity rooted in folk music and cultures from around the world. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts. See more about them here.
April 15 – Two Shows~ 3PM and 7PM – Molly’s Revenge – Both shows almost sold out but we can squeeze a couple more. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more. More info here
Jan 14 – 2017 – Cabin Fever NW Performing as their quintet. Alternative Roots magazine says “Imagine Simon and Garfunkel singing with the Carter Family’s devotion”. Vibrant original songs performed with rich vocals and masterful instrumentation, Cabin Fever NW has wide crossover appeal for fans of bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, pop and gospel. You can see more and hear them here.
December 13 2017 This night will be a special seasonal night with multiple performers on Celtic harps and more. Myself, Aryeh, outstanding harpist Laura Zaerr, Beatrice Rose will be gracing your ears with some of the most beautiful sounds and voices that will enchant you and inspire you. So be ready to get it in the spirit with us. Wednesday Dec 13, 7-9PM Optional potluck at 6:00. Suggested donation $15 a person.
Monday, Sept 18 2017 A two artist show! Each artist will do a set.
Innovative Celtic, Appalacian and ethnic style guitar and banjo. This eclectic and funny guy has creative new systems for playing guitar and banjo. I met him at a party and was taken with his humor and musical antics. He is quite a character and also an immigration lawyer. You don’t want to miss meeting him and enjoying his fun show.
More about Steve at www.CelticGuitar.com
Dave & Sharon Thormahlen
These are our good friends from Corvallis who are accomplished as both a multi-instrument musical duo and Dave makes of some of the finest harps you’ll ever hear. They play a fun and eclectic mix of music from many cultures and styles. Be ready for a fun evening of music. See more about Dave & Sharon here.
July & August 2017 was music by the campfire
Wonderful musicians playing beautiful acoustic songs from the 60’s and 70’s. You can request any song you love and sing or play along from the lyric/chord books available. Even if you just want to be a listener, you are in for a real treat.
June 2017-Noctumbule – Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor
May 2017 – Kate Power & Steve Einhorn
April 2017 – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
MAR 2017 – Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
FEB 2017 – Mason & Weed